Behold, the First Photo and Video of an ACTUAL Black Hole… [Update: Thank you MIT Grad Student Katie Bouman!]

Ladies, Gentlemen, and everyone in-between; we have witnessed a major milestone in astronomy. After many, many years of depending on computer-generated images based on the what the theory of general relativity has predicted for decades, we finally have an actual image of a black hole in space. I know, I know; IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED!!! A collaboration of scientists worldwide used the Event Horizon (heh-heh) Telescope to find this gigantic — that’s putting it lightly — black hole located in the Messier 87 galaxy that measures up to 6.5 million times the mass of the Sun.  The image shows a sort-of-shadow made by the event horizon bending and sucking in light. Continue reading “Behold, the First Photo and Video of an ACTUAL Black Hole… [Update: Thank you MIT Grad Student Katie Bouman!]”

7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows

Whether you’re using a solid state drive (SSD) or that classic hard disk drive (HDD), as the get larger and larger, they’re somehow always seeming to fill up. So if you’re hurting for extra space on your hard drive, these seven tricks should help you free up some space for the important files and programs, while trashing any unimportant junk that’s cluttering and hoarding up your hard disk space. Continue reading “7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows”

Here’s SpaceX’s ‘Uptown Funk’ Parody, Showing That They Really Can Do Important Work…

Aside from Tesla, it’s safe to call Elon Musk‘s SpaceX one of the most important and innovative companies on the planet, as their work on spacecrafts, innovations in engineering and plans for manned missions to Mars are amazing and nearly overwhelming. So if you’re part of a company with this much going for it, you’re likely going to release a parody video to brag about your accomplishments, but kudos to SpaceX for making it one of the very few corporate videos you’ll actually laugh with rather than laugh at. Continue reading “Here’s SpaceX’s ‘Uptown Funk’ Parody, Showing That They Really Can Do Important Work…”

The Tiantai #2 Primary School…WITH A TRACK ON THE ROOF!

To me, it’s always great seeing new schools popping up.  A new school usually means a beautiful environment that cultivates knowledge, culture, physical fitness, art and ethics for its students.  This is the TianTai No.2 Primary School, which strives for a unique design that will serve as a model school for elementary school children. The project also solves China’s key problem with building new, large structures; a shortage of … Continue reading The Tiantai #2 Primary School…WITH A TRACK ON THE ROOF!

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Stolen Bridges, Space Naps, Console Designs & Rhynos! – WIRed #73

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Howdy, Hey There And Hello! This week on WIRed, I uncover the recent phenomenon of bridge theft (and I mean walking/car BRIDGES), how do you sleep in the deep reaches of space where no one can hear you snore, the online catalog of video game console history, and IT’S RHYNO! IT’S RHYNO! GORE! GORE! GORE!

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Just How Do You Sleep In Space?

Let’s take a moment to remember how awesome CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield is.  Think about it: while you and I sink our bodies into our soft pillows and mattresses,  there are few people in space who go nighty-night using fairly different method; which involves strapping themselves into an oversized zero-g space pouch. According to the above video and Hadfield, it’s better than it sounds. Plus, after already showing us how crying in space works, this is very interesting. Continue reading “Just How Do You Sleep In Space?”

Uh-Oh: Cyberdyne’s Robotic “HAL” Suit In Japanese Hospital Trials

Yes, you read that correctly. A tech company named CYBERDYNE has developed walking robotic technology called HAL. While I could just focus and panic based on why they would create something so awesome from two (TWO) evil sci-fi monikers, I’ll attempt to focus on the positive.  Cyberdyne’s HAL robot suit has found an even nobler occupation: helping patients rehabilitate from debilitating nerve and muscle illnesses.   Continue reading “Uh-Oh: Cyberdyne’s Robotic “HAL” Suit In Japanese Hospital Trials”